We are honored and humbled this month to make public the release of a new cassette by the avant-lounge legends Charmaine’s Names. With rare exception, Charmaine and his cadre of musical associates have eluded those who wish to record and endlessly listen back to their moments of brilliance. However, as if a gift from on high, we have been presented (and thus present to you) the first (or so) proper document of this alluring, sumptuous and unforgettable marvel of a band. Additionally, hyper-talented fine artist Bonnie Brenda Scott (who one may know from her involvement with Space 1026 or her seemingly innumerable exhibitions) has created an amazing, abstract companion zine to the tape. It’s loaded with original drawings and scintillating photographs that couldn’t even begin to disappoint.
To ring in the new tape and zine, Charmaine’s Names will be taking their message on the road and ministering to the greater Northeast along with Philadelphia’s wild and wonderful Upholstery. Believe me when I say that seeing is believing and flesh doesn’t lie.
03.08.12 Kingston, NY - The Lounge at BSP
03.09.12 New York, NY - The Spectrum
03.10.12 Atlantic City - The Boneyard
03.11.12 Philadelphia, PA - Emoda Gallery